Compatibility of Ethiopia’s Import Regulation of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) with WTO Rules
Humanities and Social Sciences
Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2015, Pages: 286-292
Received: Oct. 7, 2015;
Accepted: Oct. 26, 2015;
Published: Dec. 7, 2015
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Gizachew Girma, College of Law, Dire Dawa University, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
Zemenu Yesigat, College of Law, Dire Dawa University, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
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Ethiopia- a party to CPB- needs to benefit from the advantages of modern biotechnology, by managing the possible risks occasioned as a result of the application of the technology on human and animal health, biological diversity and the environment. In an attempt to implement the obligations under the protocol, the country promulgated Biosafety proclamation and Directives which regulate among other things import of GMOs. As Ethiopia is on the way to join the WTO, compatibility of the legal system with WTO rules that would otherwise affect international trade has paramount importance either to facilitate the accession or to prevent future trade disputes before the WTO dispute settlement body. And hence, the purpose of this paper is to explore the regulatory framework of import regulation of GMOs in Ethiopia and to assess its compatibility with WTO rules- namely SPS, TBT and GATT agreements.
Import Regulation, Ethiopia, WTO, SPS, TBT, GATT, GMO
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